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and such is life [02 Oct 2009|03:40pm]

Hey guys!

Long time no post, huh?! We bought a house and are all moved, etc.

I wanted to introduce a new product and get some feedback and see if anyone might be interested in being a tester!

I'm considering making one size all-in-ones (and maybe pockets) with removable embroidery designs that can be swapped out with other designs. It's so expensive to buy single embroidered diapers and then you can only use it once and then your baby outgrows it. I was thinking this would be an awesome way to be able to get a lot of designs that you could use for almost as long as your baby is in diapers!

I've been using these on my twins and really liking them. I will post some pictures soon. Right now, I'm looking for feedback and trying to gauge the interest level. I'll probably post elsewhere, also. I'd then need testing not only for my one size design but also for the interchangeable embroidery pieces.

I'm going to screen the comments so be as honest as you'd like! I hope you all are doing well!
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[26 May 2009|05:42pm]

Hey guys!

Customs are going really well and I'll probably taking more on next week. I will post for sure when I'm ready :)
Last chance to join http://www.clothlove.com/forum and get a chance to win a $175 card!! If you're already there make sure to get your post count up ;) It's actually pretty active now so it's a fun place to chat. There are a lot of wahms there, too, some are offering special coupon codes!
Who uses twitter? I'm thinking of making one for and such is life! You can follow cloth love at http://www.twitter.com/clothlove but should I make one for ASIL updates? Anyone on there?

Hope you all had a great long weekend!
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news! [04 May 2009|08:12pm]

Hey guys!
So much stuff. My host went out of business so http://www.andsuchislife.com has been caught in limbo. My friend Ben has offered to move it to a new server and get it running for me! It is going to be a totally different style cart as well. In the meantime I am offering two custom spots at:
One stocks tonight and the other one will stock tomorrow.

I have a ton of new designsCollapse )

Also, don't forget about the http://www.clothlove.com/forum contest that is going on! There is still plenty of time to join the forums and enter to win one of the two $175 gift cards! Active cloth love members are also eligible to receive 5% of any asil purchase. There are a bunch of other wahm offerings post there as well.
I hope you all are well!
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and such is life [23 Apr 2009|07:02pm]

Hey guys!

Something exciting! I am giving away 2 $175 gift certificates for and such is life custom goods. That counts for clothes, diapers, etc.
There are two ways to be eligible. You can do one or both but doing both is the only way to be eligible for EACH gift certificate.

The first is simply signing up at http://www.clothlove.com/forum (or already being a member!) and having 25 posts.

The second is promote http://www.clothlove.com/forum on your blog, journal, a community, etc. Anywhere you promote the board is good for one entry. (email a link to your promotion to contest@clothlove.com)

As a bonus anyone that signs up and lists you as their 'referred by' will get you 2 extra entries! There is no limit to how many entries you can get this way but each user must have at least ten posts and you must have at least 25.

If you are the first to post in a forum that doesn't have any posts yet (admin posts do not count) you will receive 5 extra entries! Your post needs to be on topic, though ;)

There is also a contest already going on for $25 frog mama gift certificates. You can be eligible for both contests! Cloth Love has a lot more contests planned just like this so it's not a bad place to be a member of ;)

This contest ends 5/21/09 and I will contact the winners directly so they can tell me what goodies they would like to order.
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Testers! [24 Sep 2008|07:05pm]

Hey Guys!
I have some tester spots open. They are for two all-in-ones, turned and topstitched with print outers. One will be made with a snap-in soaker and the other will include internal layers in addition to a snap in soaker. They are 10% off and each diaper will come with a free doubler! Basically I just want to know if you prefer one style over the other and why. I have been using them (and loving them!) with my twins but I always like to do tester spots before 'releasing' something for good.

I'm also going to need some people to try out some embroidered pockets. Just a new way I have of backing the embroidery. If that's something you'd be interested in, let me know. I'm not sure if I'll be doing that right now or in the near future but let me know anyway :)

Here is a link to the testers:

Thanks guys!
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[24 Jun 2008|03:16pm]

The new style All in one:

I am quite pleased with these! I've been using them on my twins all week and I just might make them a full stash worth. I hope you all enjoy them just as much!

I've posted new designs at http://www.andsuchislife.com/emb.html
I've posted new fabrics at http://www.andsuchislife.com/fabric.html

Annnd I'm open for customs at http://www.andsuchislife.com

I added so much new stuff/products to the site, you might see a typo or two. I'll be going over it a couple more times in the next few days. I'm thinking about getting a spot in clothdiapering but haven't decided yet. Either way, you all get first dibs :) Some PUL colors are limited so have a back up in mind just in case. I'll try my best to keep it updated, though.

Hope you all have a great week!
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[17 Jun 2008|01:41pm]

Hey guys-

Just a new styleCollapse )

I'll be opening for customs within the week.
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[30 May 2008|06:13pm]

Hey Guys!
Sorry for the long time with no update. Who would have thought life with newborn twins and a toddler would be so busy? Haha!

I have been finishing up with some projects and will be ready to take orders soon. I'm still pretty backed up on emails, I don't spend much time on the computer. I'll get all caught up before I open and then I'll be checking email daily again.

I have been going through my fabric and I have a lot of prints that have one or two cuts left in them and will then be retired. I haven't decided if I'll list them as customs or just make premades with them yet. Does any one have a preference?

I'm going to be adding a ton of new fabric and designs. I don't have the fabrics uploaded yet but some of the new designs are behind the cut. A lot of them are $5 and most are under $10! They will be listed with their prices as I transfer them to the site.

I'm thinking of adding true all in ones to the site as well as a couple of other things. I'll keep you posted as I decide!

new designs, picture heavy!Collapse )

and for those interested in the 'baby details'Collapse )
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Newbie question [17 Apr 2008|08:07pm]

When my newborn arrives I'm thinking of using prefolds and covers. Can anyone tell me their experience using ASIL covers, or the AIOs in general? Do the newborns actually fit newborns? Even smaller newborns?

Thank you!
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[24 Mar 2008|10:59am]

Hey guys!
Just a quick update. I am now 38 weeks pregnant with twins and I'm going to be almost impossible to reach until the babies are born and home. Please be patient if you email/comment! :) It may take a week or more to receive a response.

Within the month I'll start taking small amounts of orders on as I get back into the swing of things. I am going to be totally redoing my fabric choices, I have a ton of new prints to add. I'll also be taking some prints down as I have run out and cannot get more. Some prints I'll be offering in limited quantities as I only have enough for one or two diapers before I run out. I will also be adding a ton of new embroidery designs.

I hope you all are well!
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[05 Jan 2008|11:39am]

Hey guys!

I'm open for some orders at http://www.andsuchislife.com
This includes some pockets, which I've decided to call envelopes because of the style. Please note that they run larger than regular ASIL diapers. The current sizes are based on my measurements as well as feedback from my testers. Please put your email address in the comment field and I will email you for your color choices. I do have a lot of pul colors but quite a few are limited in quantity so I'm doing first come, first serve for pul color choices. I also have some new fabric for fitteds, all in ones and PUL covers so make sure to check that out. I'm going to say turn around time will be between 3-4 weeks, though it very well could be sooner.

new fabrics!Collapse )
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3 ASIL AIOs for sale [28 Dec 2007|09:36pm]

Hey guys, I just wanted to share these ASIL AIOs -- I've listed them for sale in the CD community, but I wanted to check with you here, too. They are all size ML, in VGUC, fleece-lined soakers. I think they are all pretty gender neutral.

We loved them all, but we're not really doing AIOs right now. The monkey one is sooo cute, seriously, it has a matching blue inside and everything. These diapers are too awesome to live in my closet somewhere, they need to be out in the world getting seen.


(I don't have the leopard anymore, but it didn't fit for the person I sold it to. She's selling it in the CD community.)
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[17 Dec 2007|04:25pm]

Hey guys!
Long time no update, right? Sorry about that! Couple of things:

I'm really happy with how the pocket tester program is going. The feedback has been great. I will be closing it up soon and offering the testers a chance to order more if they'd like. I'm also going to offer some up here! I plan on eventually doing the pockets on an in-stock basis instead of customs, but I'm thinking about offering 2 or 3 slots for people to order some custom pockets, just to start 'getting them out there' I will post pictures at the end of this entry.

Second, you may have noticed a slow down in the amount of customs I've taken over the past 2 months or so. Some of you may have already heard but for those that haven't, I'm pregnant! It's a boy... and it's a girl! Yes, TWINS. We were TTC but twins... totally unexpected! As a result I'm taking on less work so as not to have people waiting and waiting and waiting on orders. It's been my goal to stay under 3 weeks for customs so I only take what I can finish. I also wanted to focus on the pockets, so my attention has been there.

Now that the pockets are wrapping up I am ready to take some orders. My current plan is to do smaller rounds of customs, more often. I'd rather take on less work and be able to open several times a month, than open once a month and have people waiting and etc. Although things are progressing well so far, I don't want to get myself into a situation where I can only work an hour a day and I have a ton of people just waiting. I'm also going to set aside some time each week to work on in-stock. That way if someone needs diapers right away, they don't have to wait.
Hopefully, I'll be able to meet everyone needs in a timely fashion, that is my goal! :)

I'll be updating my fabric selection through out the day and will probably open for some orders later today or tomorrow. I will post when I open.

Pocket Pictures!Collapse )
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[26 Jul 2007|01:49pm]

Hey guys!

I'm busy with customs this week so I didn't have time to really make anything for the Muses, though I do have one AIO stocking.


I'll try to have more next week. Check out all the beautiful stuff in the congo! I hope someone grabs up those Mizknits large shorties before I'm tempted to do it!! Eek!
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The Muses [12 Jul 2007|11:31am]

Hey Guys!

I have 2 custom dress spots and 2 custom diapers (fabric is from my personal stash again!) stocking at The Muses today :)


Everyone else has some beautiful things stocking as well, so be sure to take a look :)

I hope you all are well
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[09 Jul 2007|04:27pm]

Hey guys!
I opened over the weekend and wanted to let those of you that lj during the weekend know. I have customs available at:

ALSO! I finally got some pictures loaded!!

so here are some pictures!Collapse )

As always, you can reach me through my email at asil@andsuchislife.com :) Hope you all are well!
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...and such is life news [07 Jul 2007|12:50pm]

Hey guys!
I finally stocked the store for limited customs!


This is probably be the only round for July. I'm expecting to have a 2-3 week turn around time this round. I'm sorry I didn't stock in the muses this week. I totally lost track of what day it was. I almost stocked yesterday until my husband informed me I was a day late! Next week I will likely be stocking dresses and diapers, maybe a custom spot or two. I will probably stay open through Monday or Tuesday, I know a lot of people aren't able to be online during the weekend. Sorry for the timing! PUL colors are still very limited so it's first come first serve, though I may also be able to offer you a short wait instead if you have your heart set on a certain color. I am expecting a shipment soon.

I hope you all are well! Pictures to come
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...and such is life News! [04 Jul 2007|11:15am]

Hey guys!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be opening for a limited amount of customs in a couple of days :) I will post later today or tomorrow with more details as well as recent order pictures.
I am 99% sure I'll be switching to bamboo velour instead of cotton velour. I may end up keeping both available but for right now I'm thinking of all bamboo velour. I'll know for sure by the time I open.

I hope everyone is well and wish you all a safe 4th of July!
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[07 Jun 2007|07:28pm]

(sorry for the double post!)

Better late than never, I got 2 custom spots added; with fabric from my personal stash! One of them is sushi!

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[07 Jun 2007|02:04pm]

Hey guys!

I have some things stocking today at the Muses:


We have new wahms joining us as well. Dream Carriers has some beautiful carriers up right now, and the Goodmama will be stocking later today. I might be able to sneak one more thing up there, maybe a custom spot. Be sure to check it out :)

Hope everyone has a great day!
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